Black Mist Booklet 2023
ICAN Australia have updated their publication ‘Black Mist’. The booklet centres atomic survivor stories and voices and was most recently updated to include the participants of the atomic survivors delegation to Canberra, where it was distributed to members of parliament and their advisers.
For many Australians, nuclear weapons are not a distant, abstract threat, but a lived reality—a persistent source of pain and suffering, of contamination and dislocation.
Today, survivors suffer from higher rates of cancer than the general population due to their exposure to radiation. Only a few have ever been compensated. Much of the traditional lands used for the blasts remain radioactive and off-limits to this day.
This booklet is an urgent call to action. It presents the testimonies of remarkable Australians whose lives have been irrevocably changed by the bomb, and who have fought courageously over many years to free our world from this ultimate menace.
You can download the updated booklet here.
Cover image is by Karen Standke, Road to Maralinga II, 2007.